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May 01, 2009

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z

Hedra, I will need to come back to this in a few years when this will apply but i love how cool you are with the whole puberty and need to explore. We come from such a repressed culture and grew up learning sex=bad and hope to be more open-minded with our kids.

andrea

The need to touch everything. Yeah that's about right. I am having a hard time with the pre-pubescent (extroverted) boy stage. The wrestling, the fidgeting, the sitting too close - it can be seriously overwhelming to me at least. It's really good to hear that it's normal because omigod the back and forth between yelling for privacy in the bathroom and then bouncing around naked after bath time. Yes, you have a penis and yes you can do very cool things with it - it is better if you do those things in private though, ad nauseam. Basketball season has started back up just in time!
And it's good to remember that this can be a time of setting appropriate boundaries - and for me to not just get frustrated that he doesn't already have them. That's a really good point for me to keep in mind.

hedra

Oh, THIS: "omigod the back and forth between yelling for privacy in the bathroom and then bouncing around naked after bath time"

Yes, indeedy. That made me laugh, because it is spot-on.

Tranq

Need-to-touch.
Yup.

Son is in the throes of such a stage right now. And because daughter is in a pre-menstral stage just this moment, there's more than a bit of warfare on-going right now.

Ah, well. I try to keep a lid on it, and the blood spatter cleaned up, and just ride it out. In a few days, it'll be past. Until the next time...

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